|Born||May 17, 1987
Milwaukee, WI, USA
|Height||6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)|
|Weight||191 lb (87 kg; 13 st 9 lb)|
|NHL team (P)
Rochester Americans (AHL)
|NHL Draft||32nd overall, 2005
Playing career [change]
Tyler was drafted by the Florida Panthers in the second round, 32nd overall, in the 2005 NHL Entry Draft. Tyler gained NHL attention playing for the Brandon Wheat Kings of the Western Hockey League and earning the Jim Piggott Memorial Trophy as the top rookie of the WHL in the 2004–05 season. After three full seasons with the Wheat Kings Plante was signed by the Panthers to a three-year entry level contract on June 1, 2007. Since then, he has spent most of his playing time with the Florida Panthers AHL affiliate, the Rochester Americans.
He was recalled up to Florida for a pre-season game at the start of the 2008–09 NHL season, but did not get any playing time and started the season in Rochester. After a lackluster start with the Americans, he was demoted to the ECHL, and spent time with the Dayton Bombers. After spending over two months with the Bombers, he was called back up to Rochester, where he currently plays.
Plante was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and raised in Brandon, Manitoba. Plante was born in while his father Cam was a member of the Milwaukee Admirals. His brother Alex Plante was a first round draft pick of the Edmonton Oilers.
Career statistics [change]
|2003–04||Brandon Wheat Kings||WHL||2||0||0||1||58||2||0||2.07||.889||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—|
|2004–05||Brandon Wheat Kings||WHL||48||34||11||2||2833||122||6||2.58||.907||24||13||11||1408||69||0||2.94||.911|
|2005–06||Brandon Wheat Kings||WHL||60||25||24||5||3414||189||2||3.32||.898||6||2||4||360||18||0||3.00||.914|
|2006–07||Brandon Wheat Kings||WHL||54||30||14||2||3215||145||4||2.71||.911||11||6||5||659||37||0||3.37||.889|
- WHL profile
- "Panthers agree to entry level contracts with trio of players". Florida Panthers. 2007-06-01. http://panthers.nhl.com/club/news.htm?id=442130. Retrieved 2010-05-17.
Other websites [change]
|Winner of the Jim Piggott Memorial Trophy